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35 Tasty Low-Calorie Snacks You Won’t Want to Share

These low-calorie snacks will stave off hunger without tipping the scale.

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Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

1 date ball: 109 calories, 7g fat.

My daughter and I came across this easy low-calorie snack when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some of the spices and nuts to suit our taste. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

Learn more about the health benefits of almonds.

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Crispy Baked WontonsTaste of Home

Crispy Baked Wontons

1 each: 38 calories, 1g fat.

These quick, versatile wontons are great for a savory snack or paired with a bowl of soothing soup on a cold day. I usually make a large batch, freeze half on a floured baking sheet, then store in an airtight container. —Brianna Shade, Beaverton, Oregon

Find more healthy baked snacks to make at home.

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Soft Giant Pretzels

1 pretzel: 193 calories, 1g fat.

My husband and our friends and family love these soft, chewy pretzels. It’s one of our favorite salty snacks! Let the bread machine mix the dough, then all you have to do is shape and bake these fun low-calorie snacks. —Sherry Peterson, Fort Collins, Colorado

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice PopsTaste of Home

Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Pops

1 pop: 72 calories, 0 fat.

These cool, creamy pops are a deliciously different way to use up the bounty from your rhubarb patch. —Donna Linihan, Moncton, New Brunswick

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Roasted Red Pepper TapenadeTaste of Home

Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

2 tablespoons dip: 58 calories, 4g fat.

When entertaining, I often rely on my pepper tapenade as a low-calorie snack recipe because it takes only 15 minutes to whip up and pop in the fridge. Sometimes I swap out the almonds for walnuts or pecans. —Donna Magliaro, Denville, New Jersey

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Granola Blueberry MuffinsTaste of Home

Granola Blueberry Muffins

1 muffin: 188 calories, 7g fat.

I wanted to put a new spin on muffins, so I mixed in some granola that contained lots of nuts, pumpkin seeds and shredded coconut. Then I brought a batch to work the next morning—success!—Megan Weiss, Menomonie, Wisconsin

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Peach SmoothieTaste of Home

Peach Smoothie

3/4 cup: 68 calories, 0 fat.

Whip up this creamy concoction as a refreshing and nutritious snack or a quick chilled breakfast. Because you can use frozen fruit, you don’t have to wait until peaches are in season to enjoy this delicious smoothie as one of your healthy low-calorie snacks. —Martha Polasek, Markham, Texas

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Thyme-Sea Salt CrackersTaste of Home

Thyme-Sea Salt Crackers

1 cracker: 23 calories, 1g fat.

These homemade crackers are decidedly light and crispy. An addictive snack on their own, they also pair well with a sharp white cheddar. —Jessica Wirth, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Classic hummusTaste of Home

Classic Hummus

1/4 cup (without vegetables): 139 calories, 10g fat.

We love hummus, and this version is really amazing. If you have a pressure cooker, this is an easy, tasty reason to pull it out! We pair hummus with fresh veggies for a meal or healthy low-calorie snack. —Monica and David Eichler, Lawrence, Kansas
Hummus is classic healthy go-to for lunch, and you can pair it with rice crackers for a gluten-free option.

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Spicy Edamame

Spicy Edamame

1 serving: 52 calories, 2g fat.

Edamame (pronounced ay-duh-MAH-may) are young soybeans in their pods. In our Test Kitchen, we boiled and seasoned them with salt, ginger, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Cranberry Dark Chocolate Trail MixTaste of Home

Cranberry Dark Chocolate Trail Mix

1/4 cup: 176 calories, 11g fat.

A close friend once gave me a jar of trail mix that was absolutely delicious. My re-creation comes pretty close to the original and is truly one of my favorite low-calorie snacks! —Nancy Johnson, Laverne, Oklahoma

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Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

1 breadstick: 66 calories, 4g fat.

These grain-free, cheesy cauliflower breadsticks are made with vegetables instead of flour. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.—Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado

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Monkey MuffinsTaste of Home

Monkey Muffins

1 muffin: 63 calories, 3g fat.

These bite-sized peanut butter, banana and chocolate chip muffins will be a favorite with your family and friends. It’s also a good way to use up overripe bananas! —Amie Longstaff, Painesville Township, Ohio

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Nacho PopcornTaste of Home

Nacho Popcorn

1 cup: 98 calories, 8g fat.

My husband and I like to munch on this while watching TV. The nacho flavoring is a zesty alternative to butter and salt. —Linda Boehme, Fairmont, Minnesota

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Roasted Vegetable DipTaste of Home

Roasted Vegetable Dip

2 tablespoons dip (without crackers): 44 calories, 3g fat.

While my children were always very willing eaters, I came up with this recipe to get them to eat more veggies and enjoy it. The dip doesn’t last long in our house. —Sarah Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire

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Homemade Peanut ButterTaste of Home

Homemade Peanut Butter

1 tablespoon: 111 calories, 9g fat.

We eat a lot of peanut butter, so I decided to make my own. When I compared the cost of my own to store-bought, homemade was much cheaper. Plus it’s a whole lot tastier, and you know what goes into it! —Marge Austin, North Pole, Alaska
Is PB good for you? Absolutely. Get the skinny on the health benefits of peanut butter.

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Baked Veggie Cups

1 appetizer: 40 calories, 1g fat.

These colorful veggie cups are not only tasty, but they also pack in a surprising amount of nutrition! The addition of mozzarella and Parmesan is the perfect Italian touch. —Cathy Horvath, Surrey, British Columbia

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Homemade GuacamoleTaste of Home

Homemade Guacamole

1/4 cup: 90 calories, 8g fat.

Ever wondered how to make guacamole? Just whip together this delicious blend of your favorite fresh ingredients.—Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Spicy Pecans N CranberriesTaste of Home

Spicy Pecans N Cranberries

1/4 cup: 189 calories, 16g fat.

Spice up a holiday party with these well-seasoned nuts or keep a batch in the freezer to give as last-minute presents. — Rene Dalrymple, Hansville, Washington

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Cashew CheeseTaste of Home

Cashew Cheese

2 tablespoons: 56 calories, 4g fat.

Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, over a toasted bagel or serve with fresh vegetables. It also makes a great sandwich topper! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Ginger Pear MuffinsTaste of Home

Ginger Pear Muffins

1 muffin: 174 calories, 5g fat.

This wonderful recipe has been in my files for years. The chunks of fresh pear make each bite moist and delicious. —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Pair one of these pear muffins with a healthy slow-cooker meal for a sweet and savory sensation.

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Mocha Pumpkin SeedsTaste of Home

Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

1/4 cup: 142 calories, 10g fat.

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a classic fall snack. Kick them up a notch with instant coffee and cocoa powder for a mix that’s mocha genius at any time of year. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas

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Cinnamon Nut Bars

Cinnamon Nut Bars

1 bar: 142 calories, 7g fat.

Classic bar meets good-for-you ingredients in this updated recipe. If you have the patience, after the bars are cool, store them in a tin for a day to allow the flavors to meld…I think they taste even better the next day.— Heidi Lindsey, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin

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Mini Zucchini PizzasTaste of Home

Mini Zucchini Pizzas

1 appetizer: 29 calories, 2g fat.

This simple snack recipe is the perfect, low-carb way to satisfy your pizza cravings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Yogurt & Honey Fruit CupsTaste of Home

Yogurt & Honey Fruit Cups

3/4 cup: 97 calories, 0 fat.

This tasty combo of fresh fruit and creamy orange-kissed yogurt is guaranteed to disappear fast. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Roasted Cumin CashewsTaste of Home

Roasted Cumin Cashews

1/4 cup: 145 calories, 10g fat.

Kick up parties and get-togethers with this well-seasoned snack. The cashews are sweet, salty, crunchy…and oh, so munchable. —Martha Fehl, Brookville, Indiana

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Baked Pot Stickers with Dipping SauceTaste of Home

Baked Pot Stickers with Dipping Sauce

1 pot sticker with 3/4 teaspoon sauce: 52 calories, 1g fat

Twisting these wonton wrappers like little candies makes them fuss-free, and the dipping sauce is packed with sweet heat. —Taylor Marsh, Algona, Iowa

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Chewy Honey Granola BarsTaste of Home

Chewy Honey Granola Bars

1 bar: 178 calories, 5g fat.

There’s sweetness from the honey, chewiness from the raisins, a hint of chocolate and cinnamon, and a bit of crunch. These granola bars freeze beautifully, so you can snack anytime. —Tasha Lehman, Williston, Vermont

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Chocolaty ChipsTaste of Home

Chocolaty Chips

1/2 cup: 140 calories, 9g fat.

My two little guys can’t get enough of this sweet-and-salty snack, which uses just three ingredients and is ready to eat in 15 minutes. The boys like to drizzle on the melted chocolate, too. Sometimes we replace the potato chips with apple slices. —Jami Geittmann, Greendale, Wisconsin

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Party PretzelsTaste of Home

Party Pretzels

1/2 cup: 89 calories, 2g fat.

Not only are these a perfect mid-morning or afternoon snack at work, they’re perfect for hungry kids just home from school. Plus, they make for fantastic party food! —Carrie Shaub, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

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Apple & Cheddar Mini Scones

1 mini scone: 109 calories, 7g fat.

Cheese and sage go well with apples, so why not put them all in scones? These mini ones make a fall brunch, tailgate or party even more fun. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Sweet Potato Frozen Yogurt PopsTaste of Home

Sweet Potato Frozen Yogurt Pops

1 pop: 129 calories, 5g fat.

Once I had my little girl I quickly became really creative in the kitchen, needing to have healthy low-calorie snacks on hand. These frozen treats turned out to be a favorite and are a staple in our home. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

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Lemon Poppy Seed SlicesTaste of Home

Lemon Poppy Seed Slices

1 cookie: 52 calories, 2g fat.

My mom taught me to bake, and I use lots of recipes from her abundant collection, including this one for lemon cookies. —Pauline Piraino, Bay Shore, New York

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Peanut Butter Popcorn BarsTaste of Home

Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars

1 bar: 90 calories, 4g fat.

If you’re looking for a fun low-calorie snack for kids, try this chewy peanut butter popcorn recipe that have a mild peanut butter taste. They’re easy to stir up and can be pressed into a pan to form bars or shaped into balls. —Kathy Oswald, Wauzeka, Wisconsin

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Herb Quick BreadTaste of Home

Herb Quick Bread

1 slice: 147 calories, 5g fat.

This simple bread is especially good with soups and stews, but slices are also tasty alongside fresh, green salads. The herbs make it a flavorful treat any time of the year. —Donna Roberts, Shumway, Illinois

Amy Glander
Amy is a book editor at Taste of Home where she gets to pour her passions for food and storytelling into trade and series cookbooks. When she’s not writing or editing, you’ll find her antiquing, cooking and baking from her favorite vintage cookbooks and exploring Milwaukee’s urban beauty with her digital SLR in hand.